BWP is pleased to welcome Friederike Strub as our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Lead and Amy McShane as Gender Project Officer.
Civil society statement regarding IMF's upcoming first-ever gender strategy
Civil society joint statement formulates a set of key policy asks grounded in a commitment to critically assess the gendered impact of the Fund’s conventional fiscal, monetary, and labour market policy advice.
Submission to the World Bank Consultation for the Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Project
A coalition of CSOs have delivered a submission to the World Bank raising the BEE is just a rebranding exercise that does not address longstanding issues in the Bank's engagement in private sector advice.
Civil society letter to the IMF Board to call for open consultation on upcoming Gender Strategy
CSOs send an open letter to the Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund calling for an open and robust public consultation on the IMF’s forthcoming Gender Strategy.
Our World in 2021
While the Bank stressed the need for a recovery based on Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development and the IMF highlighted its concerns about the divergent paths of the global recovery in 2021, both continued to support largely unreformed policies.
Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2021
Bretton Woods Project publishes its selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2021.
Financialisation and Human Rights Lead (closed)
The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a Project Manager to head up our new Human Rights and Financialisation (HRF) project.
Death of Doing Business Report greatly exaggerated as World Bank announces rebranding plans
World Bank announces relaunch of Doing Business Report in approximately two years.
Open letter UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights, Gerard Quinn
Letter from World Bank Disabled Support Group to UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights
Debt crisis prevention: We need to talk about capital controls
IMF's position on capital controls must be revised to recognise that they are an essential and permanent macroeconomic tool necessary to increase countries' policy autonomy and enable them to act counter-cyclically and to prevent future debt crises.
Lack of public finance and debt relief at COP26 undermines countries' climate goals
Climate-for-debt swaps mechanism proposed by IMF fails to materialise, while rich countries' climate finance commitments remain unmet.
Alto Maipo: Harms endure due to MDBs' lack of proper due diligence
World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank's reactive independent accountability mechanisms cannot address harms caused by lack of proper due diligence in Alto Maipo.